Monday, May 14, 2007

Pakistani officer shoots 2 US GIs dead - make that 1

Update: The story is changing and reports are conflicting, but now only one American soldier is dead. Another has been reported wounded. Miscreants, they are calling the perps. I think bastards might be more appropriate.

Militants opened fire Monday on a convoy carrying U.S. and Pakistani military officials near the Afghan frontier, killing one American and one Pakistani soldier, the Pakistani army spokesman said. At least two Americans and two Pakistani soldiers and were wounded.

Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said “miscreants” — usually a byword used by Pakistani officials to describe Islamic militants — fired at the convoy carrying military officials who attended a meeting in the northwestern town of Teri Mangal.

The earlier story: WTF?

KABUL, Afghanistan - A Pakistani officer shot dead two U.S. soldiers Monday during a meeting over a border clash between Pakistani troops and Afghans, an Afghan government spokesman said. A spokesman for the Pakistan military denied that its soldiers had shot anyone.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi told Reuters: "At the meeting, a Pakistani officer rose up and fired at U.S. soldiers, resulting in the deaths of two soldiers and wounding of two others."

He said U.S. soldiers had returned fire, killing several Pakistani troops. An Afghan officer present at the meeting in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency was also wounded, he said.
This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.